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Honors Program

Honors Program

 Program Overview

The Honors Program at Missouri Southern State University is intended to encourage academic excellence by providing special opportunities and challenges for exceptional students. Apply now.

Students in the Honors Program have the opportunity to become part of a community of scholars, increasing their awareness of self, culture, and ways of knowing, while developing a sense of positive interdependence with each other and with their Honors professors. Honors scholars have the opportunity to model the ideal university experience—excelling in coursework beyond that available in regular courses; actively participating in other areas of campus life such as cultural events, clubs and athletics; performing community service and international study, with appropriate preparation and post-study reflection; and in their senior year, producing original research or a creative project in their field of study, under the guidance of a professional faculty mentor. 

Honors Program Eligibility

First Time Freshman

Must meet ONE of the following qualifications:

  • An ACT composite score of 28 or above OR SAT score (CR + M) of 1300 or above.

  • Top 10% of high school class.

  • A GPA of at least 3.7 (on a 4-point scale) in high school course work.

Not a Freshman?


In competing for admission to the Honors Program, candidates are also competing for scholarships, including the coveted Evans Fellowship which pays full tuition (up to 34 credit hours per year) and full room and board (dual occupancy option)

Learn more about Honors scholarships.